Active Defense & Cyber Deception Training Instructions

HOWDY, YALL!

Below are the instructions to get your system ready for class:

 

VMWare Workstation

First, you will need VMWare.

DOWNLOAD AND EVAL

You can get it here:

The Eval version should be fine.

If you are using a Mac, you can use Fusion:

ALTERNATIVE: VIRTUALBOX

You could use VirtualBox, but it fails about 25% of the time on either networking or USB support. You will need USB Support.

If you hate yourself, use VirtualBox.

Otherwise, use VMWare.

**We only officially support VMWare for class troubleshooting!

 

7-Zip

Next, you will need to download 7-Zip for your system. We use 7-Zip because it is the most consistent for decompressing large files.

Below are some options:

7-ZiP: https://www.7-zip.org/download.html

7-Zip support for Linux: https://itsfoss.com/use-7zip-ubuntu-linux/

7-Zip utility for Mac: https://www.keka.io/en/

 

Class Virtual Machines

Next, you will need to download the class VM:

ADHD WIN VM
https://introclassjs.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/WINADHD03_21.7z

When? NOW!

It will take some time to get it downloaded. Please start the process now…

As in, right now.

At this very moment. Unless you are on a cell network.

Then, get to a solid network connection. Home? A coffee shop parking lot? A closed motel parking lot? It does not matter. Just someplace with a solid and fast internet.

Verifying Download via Hash

You can use PowerShell to verify the source integrity with the following command:

Get-FileHash .\WINADHD03_21.7z -Algorithm SHA256 | Format-List

If you’re a MacOS user, please use the following command:

shasum -a 256 WINADHD03_21.7z

SHA-256 Hash
2a07e27ad1432ea32dd213bb74b1580243a51b9ed827f9d24ef2c6b378cf9584

Next, you will want to extract the .7z files to a directory on your system. The exact process will change based on your system. But, usually right-clicking and extracting the files with the 7-Zip tool you chose to install will do the trick.

 

Import Virtual Machines

Next, we need to get the VM loaded in VMWare.

To do that, Open VMWare and then select File > Open > then navigate to where you downloaded the files:

Click Import.

You may get a consistency error. If you do, do not worry. Just select Retry or Try Again. It should work.

 

Passwords

The username and all passwords are just ‘adhd’ (no quotes).

 

Chat During Training 

Join the Active Defense & Cyber Deception Discord for live discussions during the training.

Should you have any issues, feel free to ask in the #🆘tech-support channel in the Discord server.

Thanks!
John Strand